Migration Lawyer
Migration Services

The Australian Refugee Association Inc. (ARA) is a community-based organisation providing settlement, migration and other forms of assistance to refugees, migrants and other people of concern. ARA promotes a holistic approach to the needs of refugees and sees the final goal of settlement as full participation in the social, economic, cultural and political life of Australia while maintaining security of personal, family and community identity.

ARA is looking for a Migration Lawyer to deliver high quality, timely and culturally sensitive immigration advice to clients with from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with complex migration needs. The successful applicant will lead a migration team and have expertise and knowledge regarding the Australian Migration System.

To be considered for the role, applicants must meet the following criteria
• Must have a Bachelor of Laws
• Hold a current unrestricted legal practicing certificate
• Must be a registered Migration Agent Office with Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA)
• Experience and knowledge in preparation and submission of humanitarian visa applications (including Community Support Program)
• Experience and knowledge in preparation and submission of protection visa applications and AAT submissions
• Knowledge of partner, skilled, employer sponsored and business visas (desirable but not required)
• Fluency in other languages, particularly Arabic, Dari or Farsi (desirable but not required).
• Ability to work independently, and in a team environment and provide advice and consultation to staff when requested.

For more detail about the responsibilities and personal criteria please refer to the Position Description.

This is a part-time (0.6) position until June 2021 with the possibility of extension. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and knowledge as applicable to the not-for-profit sector and generous salary packaging options will be made available.
If this role is of interest, please provide a covering letter addressing the position description, along with your resume and the contact details of two referees. The position description is available at below.

Applications close 9am on the 17th February 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Initial enquiries and applications can be made by email to the Corporate Services Coordinator: asmira.bekric@ausref.net All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.

ARA is committed to equal employment opportunity. Members of the CALD Community are encouraged to apply.

Admin Officer (Trainee)

ARA is seeking a Trainee Administration Officer to provide admin support to the organization in accordance with the requirements of a Certificate 3 in Business and Administration. ARA will provide Traineeship support to the successful candidate whilst they undertake the theoretical component of the Certificate 3 in Business Administration with the Carey Institute.

The Trainee will work under the direction and guidance of the Office Coordinator to develop their skills and understanding of administrative responsibilities within an office setting.

The Trainee will be responsible for a range administrative tasks including
• Communicating with clients and acting as point-of-contact for the organization
• Booking appointments for Case managers and Migration Agents
• Database entry
• Processing of Accounts payable
• Prepare banking and make deposits.
• Creation of spreadsheets and business documents as requested.
• Maintain office resources and appropriately handle workplace information as directed.

The ideal candidate will have fluency in other languages, particularly Arabic, Dari, Farsi, or Bhutanese. Applicants will be highly motivated and organized, showing drive and initiative to secure outstanding results and develop their learning further.

For more detail about the responsibilities and personal criteria please refer to the Position Description.

This is a 12 month contract with the successful candidate expected to have completed all of the components of the Certificate 3 in Business Administration. Salary will be determined in accordance with the Miscellaneous Award (Trainee level).

If this role is of interest, please provide a covering letter addressing the position description, along with your resume and the contact details of two referees. The position description is available on the right.

Applications close 9am on the 10th March 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Initial enquiries and applications can be made by email to the Corporate Services Coordinator: asmira.bekric@ausref.net All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.

Migration Administration Assistant

An opportunity has become available for a person with strong administrative skills with attention to detail, good written and verbal skills to work with ARA Migration Team in assisting refugees to successfully settle in South Australia.

The Administration Assistant will be responsible for a range of client focused and administrative tasks that include
• Communicating with clients regarding the progress of their visa application
• Assisting Migration Agents to complete documentation for Migration applications
• Maintaining client files
• Database management
• Formulating weekly and monthly reports for the Migration Manager.

The ideal candidate will have fluency in other languages, particularly Arabic, Dari or Farsi (desirable but not required). Applicants will be highly motivated and organised, showing drive and initiative to secure outstanding results.

For more detail about the responsibilities and personal criteria please refer to the Position Description.

This is a part-time (0.5) level 2.1 position of the SCHCDS Industry Award until June 2021.

If this role is of interest, please provide a covering letter addressing the position description, along with your resume and the contact details of two referees. The position description is available on the right.

Applications close 9am on the 10th March 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Initial enquiries and applications can be made by email to the Corporate Services Coordinator: asmira.bekric@ausref.net All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.

All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.
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